Older cognitively normal adults who tend to be sleepy during the day may be more likely to have future beta-amyloid deposition, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. A response to a single yes or no question was strongly associated with beta-amyloid status many years later.
- Poor sleep habits significantly increase the risk of overweight and obesity.
- Poor sleep also induces neurocognitive dysfunction.
- Stimulant medications disrupt sleep in youth and adolescents.
- Statin therapy was not found to adversely affect sleep quality.
- Sleeplessness linked to these disorders in both children and adults.
- Lack of sufficient sleep puts patients at risk for a wide variety of accidents.
- Insufficient sleep is directly linked to automobile accidents, injuries, and deaths.
- All major national, international medical agencies stress the need for sufficient sleep.
- Compliance with sleep hygiene guidelines could reduce obesity, depression rates.